What does the Mac community think of "Silly Bandz"

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Looon, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a 20 year old college student who up until a week ago had no idea these things existed. Once I did I realized that all the younger people seem to be wearing them. Today I went and bought myself a pack of music ones and I now have a guitar, trombone, and trumpet around my wrist. Does anyone else this age wear them or am I gonna look like I'm trying too hard to be young?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You're 20, in college, and you're wearing silly bands? Good luck with all that. :D

    I thought only 10 year olds wore them.
     
  3. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    My friend's 14 year old little brother wears them...
     
  4. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're not very supportive :(
     
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Perhaps not, but it is something to think about, no? :p
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You're 20 wearing rubber bands shaped like random objects on your arm, sorry, I just can't see that being age-appropriate. Do you see others in college wearing them? I'm well out of school so I can't tell you.

    You asked what we thought of them. You didn't ask us to validate your decision to wear bracelets. ;)
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    If you are actually worried about what other people think and are seeking validation I think you already have your answer
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1. You're in college...spending about $0.22 per rubber band isn't smart
    2. Toys r us lists recommended age 5-8
    3. I'm a pediatrician and by early HS they're no longer cool

    But I'm sure you're the king of the frat rocking those bandz!!!!
     
  9. cmustin macrumors newbie

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    I work with kids, and occasionally they'll give them to you as gifts, so I'll wear them until they snap. They're not incredibly durable. Oh, I'm 25.
     
  10. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can pretend like you don't seek other peoples validation all you want, everyone does it.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Not everyone does it about rubber bands ;)
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You can mask your need to seek validation as an opinion poll but we all know you want faceless people to validate your tragic fashion decisions. ;) My opinion, and like *******s they all stink, is you're well out of the age range for these silly things.
    Exactly. :D
     
  13. pcb macrumors member

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    I work at a amusement park and the all the kids have them. I wear them on occasion because kids give them to us. The kids like to see us wear them and it makes them happy so it helps us relate to the kids and make their day a little better.

    But if you dont work with kids anything over 15 is to old.

    By the way I am 19, but as i said earlier I work at a amusement park but only wear em to work.
     
  14. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    My 5-year-old son and his school friends wear them. They're collectively about a month away from "outgrowing" them and moving on to something else.

    OP - since you're asking for our opinion, here's mine - if you're trying to look like you're in kindergarten, you're going about it the right way. If you'd like to look like a college student, I'd take an altogether different approach.
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Must be a lonely and frustrating life.

    You're getting online and asking people if they think it's cool that you're wearing something made for kids. My 11 year old thinks you're "sooo uncool".
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    10:36 PM set. This is the time this entire thread backfired on ya OP. :D
     
  17. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Okay, from the title I was thinking, "you mean like They Might Be Giants?"

    What are we talking about again?
     
  18. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502

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    All the college kids in my area (chicago) wear them.
     
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    I wonder what kind of retarded useless thing I could make out of .00001 cents worth of rubber or plastic and market it to make millions--the pet rock just keeps reincarnating doesn't it?
     
  22. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Nothing wrong with that. A GREAT product you might consider accompanying the Silly Bandz is a Mr. Microphone. I'm sure you'll be BMOC in no time.
     
  23. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Hey, good lookin'! We'll be back to pick you up later!
     
  24. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Haha. I have one sitting on my computer desk at home that I got from a friend in school (High school)....I never wear it though lol. It just...looks stupid to me.
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Maybe we're approaching the Ironic part of the hipster cycle?
    Didn't ravers use dummies in the 90's? I grew out of those when I was a baby but there's no way I'm going to tell someone smacked off their tits with neon hair that.
     

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